A Study of Translating the Weaving Art into Architecture : Carpet Museum in Washington DC
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CARPET is a mystery, It is not just woven one knot after the other It is a POEM, written one word after the other A SONG, composed one note after the other A PAINTING, done one color after the other A WALL, stacked one brick after (on) another. My architectural thesis began with the question of the relationship between the realm of the world most ancient craft and craft of building : The textile art and architecture. Two branches of art which are said their inventions coincide with each other and both came from the same origin : a pen (fence),an interwoven partition . The question of thesis led me to start my research on textile arts and weaving in particular which first became a problematic quest ,since the remnants of the textile products, which are still to be found diffuse almost everywhere,have only very recently started to attract attention and the existing information pertained to their history or complex technical aspects of this branch will not suffice the profound need of surveying on textiles. The Carpet Museum will become a shelter for the preservation of this ephemeral craft, protecting this forgotten branch of art. The art of weaving has always been presented within art collections that include other decorative/technical arts, without having a well-deserved position for itself. I began the thesis by weaving : I wove a small piece of rug to explore architecture through the structure of carpets, textiles and weaving. In the design of the carpet museum,each building element such as bearing wall,window,stair,ceiling or sitting area became an architectural manifestation of a woven craft .
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